Instructions for Heian Godan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata

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Instructions for Heian Godan - International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata

This page will help you to learn the International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Godan (also known as Pinan Godan). For additional Shito-Ryu Karate katas, please visit the main Shito-Ryu Karate Katas page.

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Video of International Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu Kata - Heian Godan

Written Kata Instructions

  • Musubi dachi
  • Heiko dachi
  • Pivoting 90 degrees left, neko ashi dachi left hand soto uke, right hand gyakuzuki
  • Pivoting 90 degrees to right, bring fists to rest on right hip, sliding right foot to the left, heisoku dachi
  • Pivoting 90 degrees to right, neko ashi dachi right hand soto uke, left hand gyakuzuki
  • Pivoting 90 degrees to left bring fists to rest on left hip, sliding left foot the the right, heisoku dachi
  • Stepping forward with right foot zenkutsu dachi right hand morote soto uke
  • Stepping forward with left foot zenkutsu dachi gedan juji uke,
  • Step up to moto dachi jodan juji uke Fists open and rotate then return to right hip,
  • Pivot into heiko dachi facing right, left hand hammer strike Stepping forward with right foot zenkutsu dachi oizuki KIAI
  • Turning 180 degrees to left shiko dachi, double gedan barai Pivoting 180 degrees left, left foot forward zenkutsu dachi, left hand yoko tetsui
  • Step forward into right foot forward zenkutsu dachi right elbow strikes left palm
  • Left foot steps up to hooked stance, right hand morote uraken
  • Left foot turns to the rear into left foot forward upright kokutsu dachi, hands still in right hand morote uraken
  • Pull fists back to hip and pivoting 180 degrees and landing in gedan juji uke, KIAI
  • Turning 90 degrees to right, stepping forward with right foot zenkutsu dachi morote soto uke
  • Pivoting 180 degrees to left, left foot forward kokutsu dachi gedan barai, then pulling right hand back and up
  • Standing straight up to heisoku dachi, reverse hand positions and pivot 90 degrees to the right,
  • Stepping 45 degrees to the right, right foot forward kokutsu dachi gedan barai, left hand back and up
  • Step back into hekio dachi
  • Musubi dachi
  • Rei




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References

  1. International Hayashi-ha Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation, Our Katas, http://www.internationalshitoryu.com/aboutus/our-katas/, Added - 05/05/14
  2. Kata instructions provided courtesy of Cacabelos, http://cacabelos.us/WSKOkatas.html, Copyright © Cacabelos 2003 All Rights Reserved. No part of this information may be reproduced without Cacabelos 's express consent. Added - 06/01/14


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